Oxentia Newsletters

March 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the March 2017 edition of our eNews.

After several months of planning, we are delighted to announce the rebranding of Isis Enterprise as Oxentia. The name Isis has a long history within Oxford – the name of the River Thames as it runs through the Cotswolds – but the time has come to refresh our brand and we will therefore be using ‘Oxentia’ as the name under which we undertake our innovation consultancy and training activities.

On March 8th, Oxentia held the inaugural University Enterprise Forum, where Pro Vice-Chancellors from universities across the United Kingdom were invited to discuss how higher education institutes can position themselves at the centre of their local innovation systems. With the success of this event, we look forward to hosting future knowledge sharing forums.

Our consultants have been busy delivering another cohort of Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) for the Royal Academy of Engineering. Oxentia have now delivered training programmes for the LIF programme for the third year running, and have seen the programme grow to include 14 Newton Fund partner countries.

As ever, please get in touch to exchange ideas, ask questions, or meet us at upcoming events.

Read more

December 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the December 2016 edition of Oxentia Enews.

In today’s global economy, it is not just technologies that are being commercialised internationally; Higher Education Institutes are also looking to expand their operations through transnational education ventures. Below we describe the pitfalls that such ventures must avoid.

We also report on a recent event held at Oxford University Innovation, exploring best practice in supporting commercialisation and knowledge exchange in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

IE consultants have been engaged in delivering a variety of training courses over the last few months. We are very pleased to announce our ATTP-accredited Fundamentals of TT open enrollment course on the 1-2 February 2017; please see our website for more details and to register.

As ever, please get in touch to exchange ideas, or to register at one of our Oxford events.

Read more

September 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2016 edition of Oxentia Enews.

Over the summer, Oxentia has delivered training in Buenos Aires and in Oxford, and I am delighted to announce that our training course ‘Technology Transfer: Theory to Practice’ has been accredited by the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals.

Read more

June 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2016 issue of our quarterly update on activities in the technology transfer and innovation management sectors.

Below we report on a new phase of collaboration with Tomsk State University in Siberia, and Dr Bruno Reynolds talks about the recent paper he gave with J A Kemp at this year’s University-Industry Interaction Conference in Amsterdam, on ‘Optimising the Patent Portfolio Budget’.

Read more

April 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the April issue of Oxentia E-news!

Oxentia has had a successful start to 2016. We have been delighted to work with new clients, such as the CESA (Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración), the leading business school in Colombia, and technology transfer staff from three universities in Northern Italy. We have also continued to work with established partners such as IDF-Innov, the Paris region research commercialisation hub, and the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.

Below we report on an exciting new Oxford initiative: the University of Oxford, supported by Isis Innovation has set up ‘Oxreach’, a crowdfunding platform to fund innovative projects. We hope this will be a way of bringing more ingenious entrepreneurial ideas to fruition. The first campaign is for ‘LIFE’, a project to educate health workers in Africa via a smartphone game. The deadline for raising initial funds is 9 April. Please spread the word!

Read more
Share this